Kindergarten Newsletter

 

Kindergarten March 11-15

 

Religion 

We want your child to know that God wants to be with His children, giving them life and rest.  The story of Martha and Mary may be difficult for your child to understand, because certainly it was good of Martha to clean and be a good hostess.  Most likely, your child has been told many times to help clean the house and they know that it’s good to listen and do what they are told.  But it’s also important for your child to know that even important things can distract us from spending time listening to God’s Word.  Being a helper, getting exercise, and reading/learning are all valuable.  The best thing we learn about is Jesus and His love for us.  Blessed… are those who hear the word of God and keep it. Luke 11:28          

 

Winter Break next week, there is no school Monday March 18 – Friday March 22

Special Request

Thank you to all the parents who have been submitting your child’s baby picture and one additional picture showing your child at his/her current age, engaged in their favorite activity.  Digital copies are the easiest and can be sent to witek@stjohnsracine.org  Hard copies will be returned.  Thanks for your help. 

Lenten Service

Just a reminder that the preschool and kindergarten children will be singing for the 4:15 Lenten Service on Wednesday April 3.  I know this is a way out but with spring break next week, this will sneak up pretty quickly.  I understand some families might have obligations at their home churches or work schedules may make this a challenge, but I encourage all of you to join us as we hear God’s Word and praise His name.  In addition, have we got a deal for you!  We provide a meal for our school and church families between the two church services.  The faculty and staff will be serving a taco dinner that night complete with desserts.  I would love to have dinner with you and your children.  Thanks for allowing us to also enrich your child’s spiritual life. 

 

What Have We Learned

Language Lesson Focus – Growing Up

Essential Question – How do things change when someone is growing up?

Words to Know – said, good, was, ate, then, could 

Writing – Our persuasive writing assignments are pretty amusing.  I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of the offers or better defined as bribes, your child attached to his/her requests.    

Morning Art – Paint was blown across paper to create an interesting windy effect.  This background paper will be cut into cross shapes and arranged into the shape of a giant cross on our bulletin board.

Afternoon Art – Rainbow shamrocks are sure to bring a little spring cheer and brighten our winter blahs.   

Math – We are working on combining two sets of objects in order to make a new larger set.  As an adding strategy we used counters, the number line, our fingers, and even tried to work it out in our head.    

Science – What are ways to report weather? We see a sunny sky, feel the wind against our faces, and refer to a thermometer for exact temperatures.  On Wednesday we reported a cloudy day with a temperature of 41 degrees.  But an 8 MPH wind out of the SW made the air feel like 38 degrees. 

   

 

2018-2019 School Theme:  We Find Our Endurance and Encouragement to Learn and Love in Christ Jesus.

"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus."  (Rom. 15:5)